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Technical Themes

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Technical Themes

The theme of GeoCalgary 2020 will be Reflection on Resources and will feature technical sessions on subjects of broad interest in the geotechnical engineering fields. In addition to a wide range of oral and poster presentations, short courses and technical visits, the conference program will include a number of plenary presentations conducted by distinguished guest speakers.


Abstracts should generally fall within the following geotechnical themes:

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology
  • Landslides and Geohazards
  • Mining Geotechnics and Hydrogeology
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Cold Regions Geotechnology
  • Sustainable Geotechnics
  • Professional Practice
  • History and Heritage
  • Special Geotechnical Themes
    • Offshore and Nearshore Geotechnical Issues
    • Dams and Embankments
    • Structures Founded on Clay Shale
    • Pipelines and Trenchless Technologies
    • Soft and Sensitive Clays
    • Oil Sands Geotechnology
    • Application of Remote Sensing and Mapping
    • Site Improvement Techniques
    • Geophysical Methods

October 7, 2019
Abstract submission opens

January 31, 2020
Deadline for online submission of abstracts

February 14, 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection

May 15, 2020
Deadline for online submission of papers

June 19, 2020
Notification of required revisions to papers

July 12, 2020
Deadline for online submission of revised papers